Boosting early years learning during COVID-19

Catherine N. Davies, Alexandra Hendry, Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez
High-quality, centre-based Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) benefits toddlers' development. New research investigated the effects of the COVID-19 disruptions on attendance and learning. It showed that ECEC boosted language and thinking skills throughout the pandemic, particularly in children from less advantaged backgrounds. This shows the importance of fully-funded ECEC for developing key skills and for levelling inequalities.
doi:10.5518/100/66 fatcat:t5wvq7ilznghtezxsj7toopzz4